Redesign of Library Workflows: Experimental Models for Electronic Resource Description

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105094
Title:
Redesign of Library Workflows: Experimental Models for Electronic Resource Description
Author:
Calhoun, Karen
Citation:
Redesign of Library Workflows: Experimental Models for Electronic Resource Description 2000,
Publisher:
the Library of Congress
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105094
Submitted date:
2005-04-07
Abstract:
This paper explores the potential for and progress of a gradual transition from a highly centralized model for cataloging to an iterative, collaborative, and broadly distributed model for electronic resource description. The author's purpose is to alert library managers to some experiments underway and to help them conceptualize new methods for defining, planning, and leading the e-resource description process under moderate to severe time and staffing constraints. To build a coherent library system for discovery and retrieval of networked resources, librarians and technologists are experimenting with team-based efforts and new workflows for metadata creation. In an emerging new service model for e-resource description, metadata can come from selectors, public service librarians, information technology staff, authors, vendors, publishers, and catalogers. Arguing that e-resource description demands a level of cross-functional collaboration and creative problem-solving that is often constrained by libraries' functional organizational structures, the author calls for reuniting functional groups into virtual teams that can integrate the e-resource description process, speed up operations, and provide better service. The paper includes an examination of the traditional division of labor for producing catalogs and bibliographies, a discussion of experiments that deploy a widely distributed e-resource description process (e.g., the use of CORC at Cornell and Brown), and an exploration of the results of a brief study of selected ARL libraries' e-resource discovery systems.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Management Information Systems; Knowledge Structures; Cataloging; Metadata; Information Science; Knowledge Management; Informetrics; Information Systems
Local subject classification:
electronic resource description; metadata; cross-functional collaboration; ARL

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dc.contributor.authorCalhoun, Karenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-04-07T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:17Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-04-07en_US
dc.identifier.citationRedesign of Library Workflows: Experimental Models for Electronic Resource Description 2000,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105094-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the potential for and progress of a gradual transition from a highly centralized model for cataloging to an iterative, collaborative, and broadly distributed model for electronic resource description. The author's purpose is to alert library managers to some experiments underway and to help them conceptualize new methods for defining, planning, and leading the e-resource description process under moderate to severe time and staffing constraints. To build a coherent library system for discovery and retrieval of networked resources, librarians and technologists are experimenting with team-based efforts and new workflows for metadata creation. In an emerging new service model for e-resource description, metadata can come from selectors, public service librarians, information technology staff, authors, vendors, publishers, and catalogers. Arguing that e-resource description demands a level of cross-functional collaboration and creative problem-solving that is often constrained by libraries' functional organizational structures, the author calls for reuniting functional groups into virtual teams that can integrate the e-resource description process, speed up operations, and provide better service. The paper includes an examination of the traditional division of labor for producing catalogs and bibliographies, a discussion of experiments that deploy a widely distributed e-resource description process (e.g., the use of CORC at Cornell and Brown), and an exploration of the results of a brief study of selected ARL libraries' e-resource discovery systems.en_US
dc.format.mimetypetext/htmlen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherthe Library of Congressen_US
dc.subjectManagement Information Systemsen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Structuresen_US
dc.subjectCatalogingen_US
dc.subjectMetadataen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge Managementen_US
dc.subjectInformetricsen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.subject.otherelectronic resource descriptionen_US
dc.subject.othermetadataen_US
dc.subject.othercross-functional collaborationen_US
dc.subject.otherARLen_US
dc.titleRedesign of Library Workflows: Experimental Models for Electronic Resource Descriptionen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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